In Hawaii wildfires, one Filipino has passed away as per DFA report.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reported that a Filipino citizen, named Alfredo Galinato, has died due to the devastating wildfires in Hawaii.

In Hawaii wildfires, one Filipino has passed away as per DFA report.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reported that a Filipino citizen, named Alfredo Galinato, has died due to the devastating wildfires in Hawaii.

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According to DFA Undersecretary Eduardo De Vega, Galinato was originally from Ilocos and had obtained U.S. citizenship. De Vega stated that the DFA is providing assistance to the victim’s family. Additionally, the Philippine Consul General in Honolulu has aided 66 Filipinos in Wailuku who were affected by the fires in Mauwi.

The wildfire, which scorched through Maui a week ago, has caused widespread destruction and has tragically claimed at least 110 lives. Officials predict that this number could increase as the search continues. The fire has destroyed homes, businesses, and neighborhoods, leaving ash and ruins in its wake. Reports suggest that the wildfire has spread at incredible speeds, equivalent to a car traveling at highway speed or a mile a minute in some areas.